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Ben Batt in the Realist

Full cast announced alongside Ben Batt in Donmar’s York Realist

First Published 24 October 2017, Last Updated 27 April 2020

The Donmar Warehouse and Sheffield Theatres today announce full casting for Donmar Associate Director and Sheffield Theatres Artistic Director Robert Hastie’s new revival of Peter Gill’s modern masterpiece The York Realist.

Jonathan Bailey (American Psycho, Almeida) joins the cast as John, opposite the previously announced Ben Batt who will play George. Full casting also includes Lucy Black, Brian Fletcher, Lesley Nicol, Katie West and Matthew Wilson.

‘I live here. I live here. You can’t see that, though. You can’t see it. This is where I live. Here. A cottage, 1960s Yorkshire. The York Mystery plays are in rehearsal. Farmhand George strains against his roots as a new world opens up to him.

Peter Gill’s influential play about two young men in love is a touching reflection on the rival forces of family, class and longing.

Jonathan Bailey as Jamie in The Last Five Years (Photo: Scott Rylander)

Donmar Associate Robert Hastie returns for this timely revival from one of our greatest living playwrights, following his previous productions My Night With Reg and Splendour.

The York Realist plays at the Donmar Warehouse from Thursday 8 February – Saturday 24 March 2018.

You can book tickets via the Donmar Warehouse website.


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